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Components:
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Method of action:
Ophthalmologicals
Available in countries
Medically reviewed by Militian Inessa Mesropovna, PharmD. Last updated on 2019.12.08

Name of the medicinal product

Lacrimal

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Polyvinyl Alcohol

Therapeutic indications

The information provided in Therapeutic indications of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Therapeutic indications in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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As an ocular lubricant for the relief of dry eye and dry eye symptoms.

Dosage (Posology) and method of administration

The information provided in Dosage (Posology) and method of administration of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Dosage (Posology) and method of administration in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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Dosage schedule: One to two drops as required or directed for all ages.

Route of administration: Topical instillation into conjunctival sac.

Contraindications

The information provided in Contraindications of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Contraindications in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.

Not for use with soft contact lenses.

Special warnings and precautions for use

The information provided in Special warnings and precautions for use of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Special warnings and precautions for use in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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If irritation, pain, redness and changes in vision occur or worsen or persist for more than 72 hours, treatment should be discontinued and a new assessment considered.

To avoid contamination, the dropper tip should not be allowed to touch the eye or any other surface.

Contact lenses should be removed before each application and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.

Lacrimal Tears contain benzalkonium chloride which is irritant to the eye and could cause discolouration of soft lenses. Avoid contact with soft contact lenses. Remove contact lenses before Lacrimal Tears is used and wait for at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.

Concomitant ocular medication should be administered 15 minutes prior to the instillation of Lacrimal Tears.

Effects on ability to drive and use machines

The information provided in Effects on ability to drive and use machines of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Effects on ability to drive and use machines in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed.

Based upon the information available, Lacrimal Tears has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines. However, it may cause transient blurring of vision. Do not drive or use hazardous machinery unless vision is clear.

Undesirable effects

The information provided in Undesirable effects of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Undesirable effects in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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The following undesirable effects have been reported since Lacrimal Tears was marketed.

Frequency:

Not known: the incidence cannot be determined from available information.

Eye disorders:

Not known: Eye irritation, eye pain, ocular hyperaemia, lacrimation increased, foreign body sensation, eye pruritus.

Immune system disorders:

Not known: hypersensitivity

Overdose

The information provided in Overdose of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Overdose in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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No case of overdose has been reported.

Pharmacodynamic properties

The information provided in Pharmacodynamic properties of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Pharmacodynamic properties in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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Pharmacotherapeutic group: Artificial tears and other indifferent preparations, ATC code: S01AX20.

Not applicable. Lacrimal Tears contains no pharmacologically active ingredient.

Pharmacokinetic properties

The information provided in Pharmacokinetic properties of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Pharmacokinetic properties in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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Not applicable. Lacrimal Tears contains no pharmacologically active ingredient.

Pharmacotherapeutic group

The information provided in Pharmacotherapeutic group of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Pharmacotherapeutic group in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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Artificial tears and other indifferent preparations, ATC code: S01AX20.

Preclinical safety data

The information provided in Preclinical safety data of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Preclinical safety data in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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The constituents of Lacrimal Tears have been used safely in pharmaceutical products for many years. Topical administration in animal studies showed no untoward effects.

Incompatibilities

The information provided in Incompatibilities of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Incompatibilities in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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None known.

Special precautions for disposal and other handling

The information provided in Special precautions for disposal and other handling of Lacrimal is based on data of another medicine with exactly the same composition as the Lacrimal of the medicine (Polyvinyl Alcohol). Be careful and be sure to specify the information on the section Special precautions for disposal and other handling in the instructions to the drug Lacrimal directly from the package or from the pharmacist at the pharmacy.
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No special requirements.

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